Author of MySpace bot denies wrongdoing


I caught up with Anthony Lineberry, the author of MyFriendBot. Here's the deal.

Lineberry says he responded to the legal threats from MySpace by asking how his program breaks the law or the Myspace user agreement. But, so far, they haven't replied, he reports.

He denies that he is "hacking" the Myspace site or exploiting any vulnerabilities. "All [MyFriendBot] does is the exact same things that you can do with a browser, but automated ... everything is just done by emulating the POST and GET requests of the browser," says Lineberry. Spam Kings Blog: Author of MySpace bot denies wrongdoing

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 1st February 2006 12:25AM